Saturday, October 2, 2010

10 Months Old Today!

Our little Sophia is quickly becoming a big peanut! "Peanut" has been my nickname for Sophia for a long time. I used to tell her, "It is so hard to be a little Peanut, but when you are a big Peanut it will be much easier." She is quickly turning into such a big girl. I was observing her sleeping in her crib all stretched out (which is unusual because she usually sleeps on her face and knees with her butt in the air) and I couldn't help but remark on how much she has changed. I remember putting her to sleep in her basket and thinking she was so little in there. Now she takes up more than half the length of the crib. At her 9 month appointment she was 21 lbs 9oz and 29 inches long, which puts her in the 90th percentile across the board.

Sophia is a special little soul. She has an air of sweetness and determination at the same time. She is truly a happy baby.

Crawling is no longer an accomplishment, but a part of daily life now. Sophia can pull herself up and stand for long periods with something to hold onto. She has just started standing more flat footed and will take a couple of steps if prompted forward while you are holding her hands. But I don't think walking is quite around the cornder yet. The walker has been mastered and she can maneuver it through doorways, around corners and even push aside the barriers that her Daddy puts up to keep her contained. She knows where her blankie is kept and I frequently find her reaching through the slats into her crib and pulling it out.

Food is good! Most of the time. She is still going through periods of loving to eat and not wanting to eat. I really think a lot of this has to do with teething. (Speaking of which, she has her two bottom teeth! But they are taking forever to come all the way in. It has been 4 weeks since the first one broke and it still isn't all the way through.) She isn't really into meats, but she loves her fruits and most vegetables. Mac and Cheese has been a big hit at several restuarants and I have learned that no matter how cranky she is if I order some ice cream she will sit still to eat that. I will be introducing eggs this month and a wider variety of non pureed fruits and vegetables.

Cousins are the best! We were so fortunate that my sister was able to bring her family to visit. It was the first time that Sophia met her cousins. Her big cousin, Leora, is 3 years old and a real cutie. Jesse is only 5 weeks younger than Sophia. It was so cute to watch them play together. Mostly they just took toys back and forth from one another. But I can definitely see them as trouble makers together in the future. We are already looking forward to visiting them. (Which will hopefully be in April or May.)

Sophia will be meeting her cousin Allison in just 3 months when we go to Greenville!

With the holidays just around the corner I find that I am reflecting back on our life at this time last year. What a difference this little girl has made to our lives and home. I no longer worry about the insignificant things (well at least I really try not to!). I think this is easier because I just don't have the time to waste on those worries anymore. I look forward to getting up each morning to see Sophia and can't wait to get home to her. This time last year I was starting to get pretty big and was busy preparing for her arrival. This year I am busy keeping up with her and am already planning for her 1st birthday and Christmas!


At October 2, 2010 at 9:44 PM , Blogger Jenn Saylor said...

Cute pics - sounds like you are busy! Glad you are enjoying it all.

At October 4, 2010 at 8:11 AM , Anonymous Auntie Amilyn said...

I love that peanut and miss her so much!! Thanks for the update!


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